1879 Wimbledon Championship

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1879 Wimbledon Championship
Date July 7–16[1]
Edition 3rd
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Worple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club
Champions
Singles
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland John Hartley

The 1879 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 7 July until 16 July. It was the 3rd staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1879.[2] The entry for the 1879 all comers' tournament was 45, of whom 36 were newcomers.[2] The all comers' final was watched by 1100 spectators.[2]

Final[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland John Hartley defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Frank Hadow, walkover.

  • This was John Hartley's first Major.

All Comers' Final[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland John Hartley defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2.[3]

Second place match[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Vere St. Leger Goold defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland C. F. Parr, 4–6, 6–2, 5–6, 6–4, 6–4.[2]

Doubles final (at Oxford)[edit]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland L.R. Erskine / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland John Hartley defeated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland F. Durant / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland G.E. Tabor 4–6, 6–4, 6–5, 6–2, 3–6, 5–6, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c d 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  3. ^ "Grand Slam Tournaments – Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1878 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1880 Wimbledon Championships